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'Stand up' says Kanye West to wheelchair-user

Kanye West stopped a show at the weekend in order to ask a disabled person in a wheelchair to "stand up". Is it OK to point out someone's difference in a crowd?

Meet Emerson, a Wheelchair Wizard of a Rescue Cat

Another week, another wheeling wonder. This time we salute Emerson, a 10-year-old cat who was found in a serious state after a case of suspected abuse from a former owner. Now he's on his way to recovery and living a relaxed life atShow More Summary

Letters: The inequalities facing disabled travelers

Thank you for publishing an On the Spot column about wheelchair travel on airplanes ["Smoothing the Way for Wheelchairs," by Catharine Hamm, March 15]. It is very welcome and very overdue.

Using a wheelchair, by those in the know

A personal take on etiquette, being at "bum height", and other things wheelchair users care about.

USNS Spearhead Delivers Materials to Ghana Charities

  The U.S. Navy’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) delivered wheelchairs and medical supplies to Ghanaian non-governmental organizations March 26, 2015.

Texas Prom-Goers Wouldn't Let A Car Accident Or A Wheelchair Ruin Their Plans

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Injuries from a car accident kept Alyah Mitchell’s prom date from escorting her to the school dance. Instead of letting the incident spoil their prom night, she decided to get creative. Alyah and her friend, J.R. Hall, had been talking about going to prom together since late January. Show More Summary

Maika Monroe Talks IT FOLLOWS, Wheelchairs And The Majesty Of Detroit With Jeremy

The star of this spring's breakout indie-horror hit opens up on the challenges of being stalked by a sexually-transmitted malevolent force. Read the full article on AICN By Jeremy Smith As David Robert Mitchell’s indie-horror sleeper...Show More Summary

No Where

We got home yesterday, from the clinic, where Joe was told that 'all was well' and there was 'absolutely no reason for worry,' exhausted. Sitting and waiting, in a waiting room not designed for a wheelchair, and feeling both conspicuous and worried was tiring for me. Show More Summary

Wheelchairs or pushchairs: Who should take priority?

A court will decide whether wheelchair users have priority over pushchairs on buses, but how do you decide who is more entitled to the space?

Navy Veteran Who Had Wheelchair Stolen Gets Heartwarming Surprise from Cops (VIDEO)

Post by Kiri Blakeley. A Navy veteran who had his wheelchair stolen from a supermarket parking lot was overwhelmed with gratitude and surprise when he was presented with a new one by police officers in Taylorsville, Utah. Roy Feragen, 84, can walk but very unsteadily and was inside the store when a couple stole his motorized wheelchair. Show More Summary

Cops Seek Scoundrels Who Stole A 69-Year-Old Lady's Wheelchair

The police are searching for three individuals wanted for questioning after a senior citizen's wheelchair was stolen in January. And to help aid them in their search, investigators have a photograph of the three, which shows one of them in the wheelchair itself. [ more › ]

Kids play on Vietnam Women’s Memorial in D.C. as vets glare

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A photo showing children playing on the Vietnam Women’s Memorial as a veteran in a wheelchair watches in apparent disdain has gone viral.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Metamorphosis -- Butterflies Earn Their Wings Through Great Effort

Let it go, let it go Can't hold it back anymore... It's funny how some distance Makes everything seem small And the fears that once controlled me Can't get to me at all It's time to see what I can do To test the limits and break through No right, no wrong, no rules for me, I'm free! The song "Let it Go" is from Disney's animated movie Frozen. Show More Summary

Take These Broken Wings

Delvin McMillian lost both hands and feet at the age of 21. But the hardest thing he has ever done was fight for a spot on the US Paralympic wheelchair rugby team. One day, he decided, one day he would fly. The boy would stand in his...Show More Summary

VR Horror Experience Puts You Inside a 1940s Mental Hospital

Images courtesy MPC, via A simple-looking wheelchair packs the thrill of both horror movies and roller coasters into one wild ride in Guy Shelmerdine's immersive new film created in partnership with MPC, Catatonic. Shelmerdine combining...Show More Summary

Harlem man shot 24 years ago dies, no charges for shooter

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A Harlem man lived the last 24 years in a wheelchair after being shot, and died last month, but the shooter won't face new charges.

Men caught on camera stealing elderly woman’s wheelchair

6 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

Three men stole an elderly woman’s Hovaround wheelchair as she was getting her hair done at a Bronx salon in January, cops said. The 69-year-old woman had left her wheelchair...

Disabled models are in fashion now… Is that a good thing? #StyleWeek

Disabled models are so on trend right now. Takafumi Tsuruta included disabled models in his show at Tokyo Fashion Week last week, including wheelchair user Ami Sano and 2012 Paralympic gold medallist Rina Akiyama, who is blind. LastShow More Summary

Airline restrooms may challenge wheelchair users; here's expert advice

In writing about travelers with disabilities, I've been cautioned by experts that every person's situation is different, which means there is no standard solution that will work for everyone. Each person must determine a course of action in consultation with a travel partner and, often, a...

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